Greenwald, Scahill step down from The Intercept [kettle calls pot capitalist edition]

Cari Machet carimachet at
Tue Apr 7 16:59:08 PDT 2015

i decided no to really read this after you stated i was blowing my own horn
- you dont know me at all i didnt come to the table saying i worked at this
or that place and i know blah blah i didnt even want to say i have worked
at all the places mostly because it might come across as arrogant but i
have worked in all the places i stated and i can actually prove that so ...
and someone was point blank questioning wether i am even a journo so... i
think you need to take the personal attack thing down a notch this argument
isnt about me and thats another reason i didnt want to say where i have
worked but frankly anyone that is bringing up what i bring up would have to
know something ...maybe ya think?

here is a graph for you to analyse your debate functionality which i think
is incredibly low

On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 12:17 AM, Zenaan Harkness <zen at> wrote:

> On 4/8/15, Cari Machet <carimachet at> wrote:
> > oh great another person that thinks they know everything because they
> > punched some letters into a search engine
> Look (at least some of) the folks around here have a second brain
> cell, some even have third.
> > i worked at indymedia in new york city democracy now and pbs > wnet in
> the
> > field in the middle east so... and other weird journo watchdoggie things
> on
> > immi in iceland and on documentaries but besides that i am an activist
> and
> > but also cover that in different places
> You say you are a journalist, you say you are an activist, you say you
> worked in the middle east, you say all sorts of things.
> To me (TM) you're blowing your trumpet excessively. Once is ok, but to
> keep blowing your own trumpet, over and over again - as in, repeatedly
> - you know, more than once, carries implications; the exact
> implications will vary by listener and are likely -not- what you want
> arising within your reader's' minds.
> You also keep 'pushing' your journalistic 'cred' rather than spend
> that small effort to push the SHIFT key to capitalise your sentences
> and names - that's disrespectful or at least lazy. Some of us make the
> effort for you, yet you fail to return that courtesy. And a bloody
> small courtesy it is four a journalist.
> > frankly i have no clue why you are making such a big deal
> > out of all of this
> Ah ... who's making the big deal? Hmm...
> Listen I don't hold anything against you, I don't know you and I've
> been assuming ever since I first saw your emails on this list that you
> are posting with a fake name. I do know it's hard to see oneself - in
> the hindsight of reading my own emails after the fact I have
> embarrassed myself too many times, so I empathise with your plight.
> > - maybe ask yourself ... you take cheap base shots at people that
> > are boring and have no place in advanced thinking debate
> Pottle, meet ket :/
> Given your loud self proclamations I suggest raising -your- tone. I
> would appreciate that.
> Secondly consider letting your work do the speaking for you. We have
> these little things called hyperlinks, which look somewhat like this:
> http://my.domain/some-intro-page.html
> - such a link in your email footer would allow those who would bother
> to verify about you for themselves without your dismal trumpet
> practice getting in the way. That's a win win, especially for you.
> Thirdly show a little respect to the people you write about (in email)
> and press the SHIFT key at the same time as you type the first letter
> of each name you type.
> Fourthly if your intention is to demonstrate consideration to your
> readers then also press that SHIFT key simultaneously to pressing the
> first letter of the first word of each sentence (these are usually the
> ones coming after a period).
> Fifthly raise your own tone; those with that second or third brain
> cell I spoke of can see black kettles for what they are - screeching
> about that from the stove top is not becoming for a so called
> 'journalist'. Not in the slightest. Did I mention anything about
> dignity? Well it's about your own behaviour not what others say.
> Problem with said screeching is sometimes 'you' mistake a beautiful
> silver carafe temporarily placed on the stove next to you, for a nasty
> black kettle; others see the silver carafe and cover their ears from
> the "BLACK KETTLE! BLACK KETTLE!" screeching; you start looking
> distinctly pot like and rather black.
> By the way that's not a good look - I can vouch for this from painful
> first hand experience :P
> A single rule for self which may work for you (or not, I dunno) is
> 'assume good intent'. When someone challenges self, perhaps self needs
> a challenge. When someone calls self a black kettle perhaps a little
> polishing of self is needed, a rib extraction, that sort of thing. And
> if your assumption is wrong and bad intent is coming atcha, then at
> least you've taken that polishing your act opportunity and look a
> little shinier to onlookers.
> THAT's what some call a win win situation :D
> Good luck fellow human,
> Zenaan

Cari Machet
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